How to stabilize health compounds in chopped garlic – OSC:Wellness tip

OSC:Wellness brings you “quick tip” changes for healthier living. A more balanced sense of wellness can come One Small Change at a time.

This week’s tip is from Jill Weisenberger, Registered Dietitian and author of several nutrition books. She shares how to activate and stabilize garlic’s health-boosting compounds. You can find more simple tips like this in Jill’s second book The Overworked Person’s Guide to Better Nutrition.


Chop garlic 10 minutes before cooking.
Garlic likely decreases the risk of colorectal cancer and stomach cancer. It’s also studied for possible roles in heart disease prevention. Chopping or crushing garlic activates its natural health-boosting compounds. But heat instantly deactivates them. Allow the chopped or crushed garlic to sit at room temperature for at least 10 minutes before heating to stabilize the disease fighters.

–Jill Weisenberger, MS, RDN, CDE, FAND, CHWC
Author, 21 Things You Need to Know about Diabetes and Your Heart and The Overworked Person’s Guide to Better Nutrition

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Heart-healthy grilling recipes

Meat on Barbecue
Photo Credit: artur84

Summer wouldn’t feel like summer without grilling. We all have our favorite foods to throw on the grill, but if you’re in need of healthy grill recipes, or just want to try something new, here are some recipes from the American Heart Association that look really tasty. Click the links to see the recipe and pictures on the American Heart Association website.

Also, here are links to a few healthy grilling tips, including some on how to reduce exposure to grill carcinogens (cancer-causing substance):






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